Archive for ‘I Explore.’

June 5, 2012

Updates and Rambles

I don’t have any real goal for this post so we are just rolling with it today, how exciting right?

Update Number One: I updated my about me pages… nothing major just made it more relevant and changed around a few things.

Update Number Two: I got a twitter for this lovely blog o’ mine!¬† Follow me and I will promise to blow your mind daily with witty tand insightful thoughts… just kidding… I’m still learning but if you are willing to watch me try I would very much appreciate it and maybe ONE day blow your minds.¬†

Update Number Three:¬†I ran 7 miles over the weekend which was a very exciting accomplishment! I did not post about it because I used my garmin and got all distracted but it happened and this week when I move up in mileage I promise to actually post about it… I mean the Mad Marathon is just over a month away… gotta keep it up!

Update Number Four: I am down 7lbs since I moved home and thanks to my new found motivation (cough* cough* running in to the ex-boyfriend with a new girlfriend cough* cough*) I joined a gym close by work to take part in group exercise classes and use the scary-ass fun weight machines.  Judge me as needed for this girly admission, motivation is motivation however you slice it right?

Update Number Five: I crossed off something SUPER fun on my summer bucket list over the weekend.¬†I practiced for hours and think I have finally got it down to where I have myself convinced I look damn good doing it… if you read the list I think you will be able to tell you what I did but I’m going to make a completely separate post about it this week (maybe even a video… hello youtube fame) so hold on to your hats!

Update Number Six: I have spent the last four days watching the first season of House online.¬† I have seen House randomly and always loved it and now that I know it ended I want to watch all of the seasons so that is what I am working on.¬† I love it, I am a big fan of crime shows but the more I watch the less sleep I get.¬† House gives me that same drama of what is going to happen next except I’m just not thinking I’ll develop lepracy tomorrow… fingers crossed anyway!

Update Number Seven: I am joining the Foodie Penpals army! It is so exciting! Basically I’m going to be sending a food filled care package to a random blogger/reader ($15 max) and another blogger/reader will be sending me one as well.¬† June 30th is the reveal day of what we got and I am so pumped! I of course will cover more of the details when reveal day comes around but if you are interested definitely click on the link!¬† I hope the people I send¬†boxes to¬†like maple… gotta represent Vermont;)

Update Number Eight: It is the¬†Burlington Discover Jazz Festival this week!¬†This is such a¬†cool event put on by so many different vendors and local businesses to showcase some AMAZING talent from around the world.¬† I think I’m going to at least one show four out of the ten days it is put on so that in itself will be a really fun distraction.¬† I will probably be overposting about it so you have been warned!¬† You know I love me some people watching and music;)

Alright folks, I think you’ve had enough of my rambles now I am¬†busting out my first “questions” that I see everyone else post on their blogs (genious really) you guys are such trend setters.¬†

Have you done anything or looking forward to anything new and exciting lately? 

Is anyone else TERRIFIED of weight machines at the gym?

‚̧ Kari


May 16, 2012

HMT: Day 36 and Big News!

Just under two months to go!

After completing a very flat 4 miles yesterday I’ve decided I have to force myself to break out and do things I don’t want to do… like hills, lunges, and eating less.

The course I’m running (Mad Marathon) is in a mountain town thus cut into mountains and if I continue to just run flats I will NEVER feel comfortable come race day. ¬†Which brings me back to the days of track and how I never felt prepared to do anything (because I never really tried) but not this time. ¬†I am determined to feel confident the day of the race and that means I have to kick these next two months in the ass… so to speak;)

Day: 36

Distance: 4 miles

Time:  52:00/13min/m

Temperature: Mid 60s but rainy… thankfully it only sprinkled towards the end.

Injuries: None that weren’t directly related to the huge meal I ate way too close to run time… oops!

Anyway, on to the big news!

In 3 months I will be moving to beautiful, mountainous, and oh so lovely, Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

The idea of living in a little mountain town and being a snowboarding bum (bum = working full time and taking classes at the local mountain school to get that elusive degree) has been on my to do list for as long as I can remember but now I have actually put the plan in motion. ¬†After high school I lived in Greeley (never again, no offense) and Westminster (loved being so close to Denver) and have been spending every family vacation visiting my parent’s house in Silverthorne, I’ve always thought I would love the life style but never had enough drive to do it. ¬† Following a serious pro-con list I decided that this was the time to venture out solo and see where it takes me.

So come August I will be hanging my hat in the great state of Colorado yet again and I could not be more excited about it!

The Steamboat Grand

‚̧ Kari

April 19, 2012

I Love That Dirty Water

A week ago the boy and I got to spend a super amazing few days in Boston, one of my favorite cities on the planet! As a major history nerd, beer lover, and all things food I am never disappointed when I go.  The purpose of this particular trip was to see my boys play opening day at Fenway Park!  There are very few things in this world I love more than the Red Sox, and as I have returned to New England I thought I owed it to my fanhood to be in attendance for their first game of the season in Boston.

Here are some of the pictures:)


Made great time getting there!


Blurry but we had an awesome dinner at the Cheesecake Factory celebrating my beautiful best friend’s birthday!


Fenway Faithful!


Such a fun place!


These are a few of my favorite things…


It was a beautiful day for baseball!




He made it in to a photo… doesn’t do it often.


Beach ball fun!


The amazing view from H’s apartment!

All in all it was a short but oh so sweet trip, I am so happy I got to take part in celebrating 100 years of Fenway Park. ¬† ¬†As a die hard baseball fan it is a dream come true! Oh and we crushed Tampa Bay ūüėČ

‚̧ Kari

April 11, 2012

Wandering Wednesday

So I am categorizing this in the “I Travel.” section because I think everyone should be a tourist no matter how far away you live from the place and today I definitely acted like a tourist! ¬†I spent this morning in the tiny but beautiful state capital where true to Vermont form… it rained, the sun shined, the wind blew and then the hail and snow hit… would you believe we were only there for a couple hours?

First stop was a super cute little thrift store on the main street. ¬†It was called One More Time and there were a lot of great name brand pieces, I loved the scarves and dresses. ¬†If I had more time I would have been all over that place but have no fear I spotted an adorable jeweled shirt that will be perfect for summer. ¬†The sweet and very tiny sales clerk suggested I wore it as a bathing suit cover up… uhhh I don’t think it would “cover up” much, but I appreciated the sentiment. ¬†I’m thinking with white skinny jeans and some cute sandals? Maybe when I get brave I’ll take a picture actually in it but for now you will have to deal with this iPhone photo.

(Still looks adorable I must say!)

So then we hit up lunch at Sarducci’s restaurant, it was my first time there and it did not disappoint. ¬†The restaurant overlooks a river (my Vermont knowledge is suffering or I would tell you which river) and has a really cool little atmosphere. ¬†I would have taken a picture of the inside and the views but at that point it was hailing and hail doesn’t make for a very nice picture.

I got the Margherita pizza and it was completely amazing! Ate the whole thing and didn’t even feel bad about it.

Anyway now I am off to yoga class (because I ate the whole thing a didn’t even feel bad about it ^) I hope everyone has a kick ass Wednesday!

‚̧ Kari